2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

MSRP $41,145 - $44,145

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7.8

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2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 14, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Land Rover decided to spice up the subcompact SUV segment with an offering from its stable bearing the premium Range Rover badge and introduced the Evoque this year. The SUV is offered in two body styles and the alternative to the four-door SUV style is a two-door coupe style, a unique offering in the segment. The SUV is built on the JLR D8 platform and carries underpinnings from the dull and boring Land Rover LR2.

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Pros

A plethora of standard features

A stylish and well-appointed cabin

Sporty performance

Excellent off-roading capability

Cons

Small cargo space

Less spacious cabin than competitors

Higher base price than rivals

Questionable track record of Land Rover’s reliability

What's New?

All-new model for 2012


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$44145

bodystyle

2dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

135 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

240 hp

torque

380 lb.-ft.

transmission

6 speed Automatic w/Drive Select

dimensions

wheelbase

104.8 in.

length

171.5 in.

width

77.4 in.

height

64 in.

curb weight

3615 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

62.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

7716 lbs.

payload capacity

1100 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/22/28 mpg

highway range

518.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Dynamic Premium$41,145 onwards

Pure$41,145 onwards

Prestige Premium$41,145 onwards

Pure Plus$44,145 onwards

Colors and Styles

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque in Aintree Green color
Aintree Green

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


For the 2012 model year, the SUV gets a single powertrain and a standard 4WD drivetrain option. The powertrain is a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged unit that offers a decent performance as opposed to the rivals in the segment. The SUV carries a starting price of $41,145 but has a reasonable gap in between the top-end trim’s price tag. In the segment, the SUV competes against the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and the Mercedes-Benz GLK Class.


7.0/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Features

7.0/10

The all-new 2012 Range Rover Evoque is available in a single trim level and multiple design themes that add cosmetic as well as creature comfort features. The price for the base Pure Plus trim is set at $41,145 and all the trim levels do get 4WD as standard along with a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline motor. Since the SUV comes highly equipped with features right from the base trim, it sits on the upper section of the standard price range of vehicles in the segment. Apart from the “trim” packages, there are some optional extras to equip the SUV even better such as 20-inch wheels, heating function for the front seats, steering wheel, windshield washer jets, and windshield. All the trims can be equipped with a rear-seat entertainment package except for the base Pure Plus trim.

Trims

Pure Plus

Pure Premium

Dynamic Premium

Prestige Premium

MSRP

$41,145

$41,145

$41,145

$41,145

Key Features

19-inch wheels

Adaptive xenon headlamps

Same as Pure Premium and adds/swaps:

Majorly similar to Dynamic and adds:

 

Land Rover Terrain Response system

Blind-spot warning system

19-inch wheels with a unique design

More luxurious cabin

 

Front and rear foglights

360-degree parking camera

Different interior and exterior trims

Additional front seat adjustments

 

Automatic rain-sensing wipers

17-speaker surround-sound audio system with a 10-CD changer

Perforated leather upholstery

More premium quality leather upholstery

 

Power liftgate

Keyless ignition and entry

Rear skid plate

 

 

Panoramic sunroof

     

 

Leather upholstery

     

 

11-speaker sound system

     

We recommend

We would recommend the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Pure Premium since it offers a well-balanced package. However, since there are no price differences, you can practically opt for any package you wish.

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2012 Range Rover Evoque is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged Ingenium I-4 motor which dishes out a maximum of 240 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. The engine is peppy and sporty in nature and given the SUV’s compact footprint, the overall performance is at par with the rivals. The 0-60mph sprint takes a bit longer than average at 7.4 seconds but it is acceptable since the vehicle offers some true off-roading prowess by virtue of the tried and tested Terrain Response System of Land Rover. Ride quality is surprisingly good for a Land Rover vehicle and the handling is sharp as well. 

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Audi Q5

BMW X3

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

MSRP

$41,145

$35,600

$37,995

$36,375

Engine

2.0-Litre Turbocharged 4-cylinder

2.0-Liter Inline 4

3-Liter Inline-6

3.5 liter - V6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

Rear-wheel-drive

Transmission

9-speed automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

7-speed automatic

Power

240 hp @ 5500 rpm

211 hp @ 4300 rpm

240 hp @ 6600 rpm

268 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

250 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

258 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm

221 lb.-ft. @ 2750-4000 rpm

258 lb.-ft. @ 2400 rpm

The Audi Q5 gets a naturally aspirated I-4 motor hence it dishes out a lower horsepower but has a slightly better torque output. The BMW X3 has a unique I-6 motor and puts out identical horsepower to the Evoque. The Mercedes-Benz GLK is the most muscular one here with a 3.5-liter V6 under the hood and putting out 268 horsepower.

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The Range Rover Evoque is surprisingly fuel-efficient for an SUV. The EPA ratings for the SUV stand at 18mpg for the city, 28mpg for the highways, and 22mpg of combined mileage. The vehicle has a decent-sized gas tank measuring 18 gallons and combined with the fuel economy figures, will deliver some decent driving range.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Audi Q5

BMW X3

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

MPG (city)

18

20

19

16

MPG (highway)

28

27

25

22

MPG (combined)

22

22

21

18

The Audi Q5 has slightly better city mileage yet marginally lower highway mileage than the Evoque. The BMW X3 has mediocre mileage ratings considering its bigger powertrain and power output. The GLK Class has the least mileage figures since it has a sizable motor and healthy power output figures.

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Interior

7.0/10

The 2012 Range Rover Evoque interior is classy and elegant yet carries a modern design too. The dashboard design looks quite ahead of its time and the overall style quotient is perhaps the best in the segment. The front seats are spacious and comfortable with power adjustments and a good amount of cushioning. The headroom is a bit on the lower side owing to the lower roofline and the cargo capacity is also sub-par as opposed to the segment. There are some Jaguar bits inside the cabin especially on the center console and the rear seats are more accommodating than the coupe version of the SUV.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Audi Q5

BMW X3

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg (In.)

38.9/56.5/43.1

39.4/57.7/41.0

40.7/57.3/39.9

39.8/55.2/41.4

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.)

38/55.8/35.6

39.0/56.4/37.4

39.1/56.0/36.8

39.7/55.4/35.1

Cargo capacity (cu-ft)

51

29.1

27.6

23.3

The Audi Q5 gets a plush and practical cabin with a generous amount of headroom and legroom for both the front and rear seats. The cargo capacity is also better than the Evoque as well. The BMW X3’s cabin looks like any other Beemer but its center console looks busy with an array of buttons for multiple controls. The Mercedes-Benz GLK has the most boring and dull interior with an overly busy dashboard and center console but is quite comfy nonetheless.

Some interior features are:

  • Keyless ignition
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • A tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel 
  • Power-operated front seats (six-way driver, four-way passenger)
  • Leather upholstery 
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

How intuitive is the 2012 Range Rover Evoque’s infotainment unit?

The 2012 Range Rover Evoque comes standard with a big 8-inch touchscreen interface which it shares with Jaguar. The user interface is more refined now but the laggy nature still bogs down the experience. The system offers a handful of features such as Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and an 11-speaker sound system among other features. There is also an option for a rear-seat entertainment system to enhance the overall experience.

Some infotainment features include:

  • 8.0-inch Infotainment display
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • Auxiliary audio jack
  • 11-speaker audio system standard
  • 17-speaker surround-sound audio system with a 10-CD changer

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Exterior

7.0/10

The 2012 Range Rover Evoque looks quite unique from the outside as compared to the traditional German SUVs in the segment. The front end still looks very much a Range Rover and the design cues have been borrowed from the bigger Range Rover vehicles. The sleek wrap-around headlights with LED accents and the sleek front grille gives a mild aggressive stance to the SUV while the rear end is quite compact. The ground clearance on offer is almost segment-leading and allows the vehicle to scale some tough terrains.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Audi Q5

BMW X3

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Curb weight(lbs.)

4059

4090 lb.

4112 lbs.

3979 lbs.

Length(in)

171.5

182.2 in.

183 in.

178 in.

Width(in)

74.8

74.0 in.

74 in.

74 in.

Height(in)

64.4

65.1 in.

65 in.

67 in.

Ground clearance(in)

8.4

7.9 in.

8

8

Wheelbase(in)

104.7

110.5 in.

110.6 in.

108.5 in.

The Evoque is the most compact vehicle among the rivals here but also offers the best ground clearance too. The Audi Q5 gets a traditional design from the brand with a wide front grille and the LED lights accentuate it nicely. The BMW X3 wears the dullest design but the Mercedes-Benz GLK has the looks the best with a head-turning front design.

Some exterior features include:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Front and rear parking sensors,
  • Power liftgate
  • Automatic wipers

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Safety

9.0/10

The 2012 Land Rover Evoque has not yet been tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS. But, like all other Land Rover vehicles, the Evoque is equipped with almost all the basic safety features and comes with sturdy build quality as well. Some of the standard features include an anti-lock braking system, stability control, traction control, trailer sway control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and standard parking sensors.

Some safety features include:

  • Hill-start assist
  • A 360-degree parking camera system
  • Blind-spot warning system, 
  • Adaptive xenon headlamps with automatic high beams
  • Trailer sway control

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Final Verdict

The Land Rover Evoque is the newest contender in the segment which has been primarily dominated by German vehicles such as the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5. The Evoque offers a plethora of features right from the base trim which makes it more expensive than the base trim of its rivals but doesn’t offer any optional powertrains, unlike its rivals. Also, it comes with the legendary Land Rover Terrain Response System which offers excellent off-roading prowess as well.

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